Lincoln man falls victim to online roommate scam
Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News
On June 11, 2018, a 33-year-old man told police he was victim of an online roommate scam, police said.
The victim told police he placed an ad on Craiglist looking for a roommate. He got a reply from a woman in India.
The woman in India told him she wanted to move in and sent him a check for $2,960, police said. The woman told him to deposit the check and to send a MoneyGram back to India because she sent him too much.
She also asked him to send an iTunes gift card. The victim lost $2,810 before realizing it was a scam.